One and a half - Anderthalb

One and a half is a German numeral meaning “one and a half”, ie “1.5” or “1 1/2” (“1 ½”) or “one and a half”. The variant "one and a half" is less common. Mathematically, it is a fraction with the meaning of "three halves" ("3/2").

One and a half is derived from Middle High German Another Halp ( Old High German one half ); Only in Late Middle High German was the connecting “t” added.

"Other" means "second" out of date, so that one and a half actually means "the second half" (in the sense of "the second half"). In this old counting system, after one and a half it continued with a third and a half [1] (two and a half, ie "the first and the second in its entirety, the third half") and four and a half [2] (three and a half).

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  1. third half, third half. In: Jacob Grimm , Wilhelm Grimm (Hrsg.): German dictionary . tape 2: Biermörder–D – (II). S. Hirzel, Leipzig 1860, Sp. 1423 (woerterbuchnetz.de).
  2. fourth half, fourth half. In: Jacob Grimm , Wilhelm Grimm (Hrsg.): German dictionary . tape 26 : Vesche – Vulkanisch - (XII, 2nd section). S. Hirzel, Leipzig 1951, Sp. 312 (woerterbuchnetz.de).